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Renew 2019

It is still January and I decided I would RE-do and RE-post my first blog from 2015.  The beginning of a new year seems like a fitting time to revisit, repost, rewrite, renew and all those other “RE” words out there. That little prefix "RE" is fascinating to me.  According to the dictionary, it occurs… Continue reading Renew 2019

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Psalm 8

What a joy it is to spend the second week of the New Year in Hawaii.  It is a peaceful, majestic place that displays God’s creative power and splendor. This Psalm came to mind today… O Lord, our Lord,     how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.      Out of… Continue reading Psalm 8

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That’s When Jesus Shows Up

  In the beginning, when the world was without form and was void…That’s when Jesus showed up.   John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” He is always there to meet our needs. From the very beginning,… Continue reading That’s When Jesus Shows Up

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Probably Jesus

One of my favorite parts of staying with my daughter and her family is sitting in with them for bedtime stories.  During the month of December, they have a large book that has 25 ornaments hidden under tabs. They take turns lifting the tab, pulling out the ornament, showing it to everyone, discussing the picture,… Continue reading Probably Jesus

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Redeemed

I not only have incredible children, but I also have amazing nieces and nephews. My niece, Madi, has always been a smart, strong and self-assured little girl. She is now a beautiful teenager who loves Jesus and serves him boldly. When she was little she would come to spend the night with us on weekends.… Continue reading Redeemed

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I Was Depressed But Then I Remembered

I wanted to share a Psalm that has helped me down through the years. I have struggled with depression in my life.  This Psalm is so beautiful and has ministered grace to me as I meditate on the truths that God washes over me, spoken so beautifully.  Regardless of the struggle, you face today, Jesus… Continue reading I Was Depressed But Then I Remembered

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Jesus in the Old Testament

We know from the writings of the Old Testament that God is absolutely holy … that God cannot look upon evil …He cannot tolerate sin. He is the creator, the judge, and the Law Giver.  The Old Testament doesn’t teach a system of righteousness that is granted to people on the basis of works. In the… Continue reading Jesus in the Old Testament

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Life Isn’t Fair

“Do not expect to be treated fairly in this life.” This is how one of my devotions began today. When I hear the phrase “That’s not fair,” I immediately picture an elementary school playground and a teacher who drew the short stick with playground duty. My mom was an elementary school teacher. I can remember… Continue reading Life Isn’t Fair